Obama beats Romney to win second term as US president

07 November 2012 09:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--President Barack Obama has won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Obama secured the 270 votes in the electoral college required to win the election.

In his victory speech Obama congratulated Romney on “a hard-fought campaign”.

“I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” he added.

Democrats kept their majority in the Senate, while Republicans remained in control of the House.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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